Places in the Bible Today:



Translated NamesHushah, Hushathite
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2 Possible Identifications

  1. Husan (modern): 45% confidence
    1. cityscape of HusanHusan

  2. not a place (person): less than 10% confidence

Verses (6)

  1. 2Sam 21:18, 23:27
  2. 1Chr 4:4, 11:29, 20:4, 27:11

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookHushah
OpenBible.infoa54fdd6 (Hushah)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_1008
WikipediaHushah (redirect)


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 436
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Hushah (person)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013): Hushah
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Hushah
  5. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  6. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 2Sam 21:18
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Hushah
  8. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  9. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  10. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Hushah
  11. Monson, Regions on the Run (2009): map 7
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988): Hushah
  13. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Hushah, Hushathites
  14. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Hushah
  15. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  16. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others (in this case, Husan), then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.